Sacramento, CA – June 24, 2015 – The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Travis County Criminal and Civil Courts, and the Houston Independent School District are among the winners of the 2015 Best of Texas Awards that will be presented Friday by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government during the awards reception at the annual Texas Digital Government Summit in Austin.
“Those in the government information technology arena have again demonstrated that major strides continue to be made each year with the application of new technologies,” said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “Reducing online wait time, ensuring IT projects are completed under budget and on time, using social media to return unclaimed property, stemming fraud and saving $80 million in administrative costs by improving business processes are all examples of this year’s innovative uses of information technology to better manage government for citizens. Congratulations to this year’s Best of Texas Award winners!”
Highlights from the 2015 Best of Texas winners include:
In its 14th year, the Best of Texas Awards program recognizes public-sector professionals and local government organizations for their dedication and contributions to advance information technology in Texas. Winners are selected based on a number of criteria, including collaboration among agencies, innovative use of technology, economic benefits and improving public services and business processes. During the reception, 15 Outstanding IT Service and Support Awards also will be presented to those dedicated to Texas public service.
2015 Award Recipients:
Demonstrated Excellence in Project Management
Alan Girton, Senior IT Solutions Manager
City of Fort Worth
Best Application Serving the Public
Best Application Serving an Agency’s Business Needs
Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations
Best In-House Developed Application
Best Mobile/Wireless Project
Most Innovative Use of Social Media
Best Data Analytics/ Business Intelligence Project
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The Center is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.
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